Transdisciplinary Health and Development

This new short course programme is hosted by the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology in collaboration with the Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences (Division of Community Health) in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. The purpose of the programme is to develop students‟ capacity to investigate and think critically about a range of questions concerning health and development broadly conceived. By working across diverse perspectives that transcend disciplinary boundaries, we seek to develop new methods, concepts, and practices to address the complex linkages between health and development in contemporary South Africa.

The short course programme will draw on the core modules of the PG Dip Transdisciplinary Health and Development Studies. The programme is currently being finalised. Please check this page for updates.

Short course modules include:

13187: Critical social theory for transdisciplinary research in health and development

13189: History, politics and ethics of health and development in Africa

13147: Social science methods for health and development

Students wishing to register for PG Dip or MPhil in Transdisciplinary Health and Development Studies at a later date are encouraged to take these short courses as preparation.

Programme co-ordinator

Dr Thomas Cousins
Tel: (021) 808 2098